Texas cop, 36, who organized the brutal killing of his pregnant girlfriend ‘because she refused to abort their baby’ pleads guilty to murder – VonTrey Clark will spend a life-time in prison
VonTrey Clark, 36, pled guilty to organizing the murder of his pregnant girlfriend, Samantha Dean
Dean who also worked for the police dept, was seven months pregnant when she was shot dead in a parking lot in Bastrop County, Texas in Feb 2015
Prosecutors claim Clark who already has a family paid two men $5,000 to kill Dean because she refused to abort his baby
Following the murder, Clark fled to Indonesia before he was arrested and extradited back to the US
One of the men hired to kill Dean has plead guilty to her shooting and is expected to serve 35 years in prison
The second man is due to appear in court in January
A 4-year murder saga came to an abrupt end Monday, when former Texas cop VonTrey Clark, [photo], admitted to organizing the fatal 2015 shooting of his pregnant girlfriend, for which he will spend the rest of his days behind baA former Texas police officer has admitted to organizing the fatal 2015 shooting of his pregnant girlfriend after she reportedly refused to abort his baby.
Ex-Austin officer VonTrey Clark, 36, pled guilty to the horrific crime in Bastrop County District Court on Monday, and will now spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Clark’s girlfriend, Samantha Dean, was found shot to death behind a deserted office building in Bastrop County back in 2015.
At the time, Dean, a 29-year-old police crime victims counselor, was seven months pregnant with Clark’s child.
Clark, who has a family with another woman, urged Dean to get an abortion, prosecutors said. When she refused, Clark hired two men and paid them $5,000 to kill Dean for $5,000, they said.
Clark’s confession, which was read out by prosecutors in court, is a stunning reversal of the not guilty plea he entered in November.
It brings his capital murder case to a close shortly before he was scheduled to head to trial. State prosecutors were seeking the death penalty in the case.
Victim: VonTrey Clark‘s girlfriend, Samantha Dean, [photo], was found shot to death behind a deserted office building in Bastrop County, Texas back in 2015. She was seven months pregnant with Clark’s baby at the time
Clark’s two accused associates in the murder-for-hire plot are Kevin L. Watson [left] and Freddie Smith [right]. Watson pled guilty in Sept, 2019. He is expected to serve 35 years in prison. While Smith’s trial is expected to commence Jan
The Austin Police Department fired Clark in July 2015 after he fled to Bali, Indonesia, without permission to leave Travis County. Indonesian police detained Clark the following month on a visa-related issue.
Federal agents extradited Clark back to the United States that September. He was detained in the Bastrop County Jail and indicted on a capital murder charge that October.
In November 2015, a Bastrop County grand jury indicted one of Clark’s two accused associates in the murder-for-hire plot. Kevin L. Watson initially pleaded not guilty in 2016 but he amended his plea to guilty in September this year. He is expected to serve 35 years in prison.
In September, a grand jury indicted Clark´s second accused accomplice, Freddie Smith, on a murder charge. Smith’s arraignment is slated for January 6.
Clark waived his right to a trial by jury with the understanding he was waiving the right to call witnesses. Clark then signed a document stating he confessed to the crime.
The prosecutors read the document Clark signed, which stated Freddie Lee Smith killed Dean.
The document stated that Smith’s gun misfired, Smith returned and fired the gun again and then the scene was staged to look like a drug deal gone bad.
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